Even though it is probably going to rain (sorry to break it to you!), we really suggest you grab your umbrella, raincoat and rain-boots and head out to one or more of the hundred’s of festivals that are going on this August Bank Holiday weekend on the Emerald Isle.
Here is a list of our Top 5 August Bank Holiday Festivals:
‘Indie’pendence Music & Arts Festival
Why we picked it: Because we all need a bit of music in our lifes
What to expect: Many good bands! If it is music you are after you can hit the high notes in Mitchelstown in Co. Cork at the ‘Indie’pendence Music & Arts Festival (August 3rd to 5th). The Coronas are headlining with British Sea Power, Beardyman, The Minutes, Ham Sandwich, Delorentos, and Fish Go Deep.
The Cornamucklagh Donkey Derby Festival
Why we picked it: Because it had “donkey” in its name!
What to expect: Many farm related activities! The Cornamucklagh Donkey Derby Festival in Omeath, Co. Louth (August 3rd to 5th) promises to be great craic! The highlight is the Donkey Derby but there are is also a vintage tractor demonstration, a Big Barn Dance, and pet shows. Hee Haw!
The Tubbercurry Old Fair Festival
Why we picked it: Because we love traditional Irish Fairs!
What to expect: Tradition & Hertitage! The Tubbercurry Old Fair Festival in Co. Sligo (August 4th to 8th) is one of Ireland’s longest established fairs, going back to 1750. It focuses on Irish heritage, crafts, and culture and also has fun activities to keep the kids happy including circus performances, fire acts, a samba band, ice skating, and bouncy castles.
Killarney Summer Fest
Why we picked it: Because we love Killarney
What to expect: An action-packed weekend! See the streets come alive with musicians, performers, puppeteers, comedians, and magicians. There are art and craft workshops to entertain the children and amazing walks and treks to take nearby.
Clonakilty Waterfront Festival
Why we picked it: Because it rocks!
What to expect: Music, Food and a Full Moon Party! The Clonakilty Waterfront Festival, now in its third year, is growing rapidly into one of the most popular small festivals of its kind. International superstar Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas will be playing a DJ set on Sunday night for the annual Full Moon Party with Jenny Greenes Electric Disco to boot. For the foodies, Thursday night sees the return of the Flavours of West Cork event where local restaurants and producers give you the opportunity to sample their wares.
Whatever you do and wherever you are, enjoy the long August Bank holiday Weekend! See you all again next week!